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January 11, 2013
B renntag has acquired Altivia (Houston), a regional producer and distributor of water treatment additives and commodity chemicals, for $125 million. Altivia’s affiliate Altivia...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/Brenntag-acquires-Houston-water-treatment-distributor_48903.html
January 11, 2013
Seed strength: Monsanto lifts full-year outlook. Monsanto has raised its 2013 earnings outlook as strong corn seed and traits sales and glyphosate pricing helped fiscal first-quarter...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/Monsanto-lifts-2013-outlook-after-strong-first-quarter_48904.html
January 4, 2013
Sumitomo Chemical has announced the acquisition of two US-based companies that will increase its presence in the postharvest and pest control markets. The company says its wholly owned...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/Sumitomo-buys-US-pest-control-agrobusiness-firms_48566.html
January 4, 2013
Praxair will increase prices for customers in the bulk and packaged, industrial, electronics, specialty, and medial gas industries in the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/Praxair-Air-Products-hike-North-American-prices_48565.html
January 4, 2013
Work in progress: Complex at Coatzacoalcos is only Latin American project slated for start-up in near term. Braskem Idesa (Mexico City), a joint venture of Brazil’s Braskem and...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/Braskem-Idesa-finalizes-$3-2-billion-financing-package-for-Ethylene-XXI_48564.html
January 3, 2013
SAE International (Warrendale, PA), a global group that sets voluntary technical standards for the automotive sector, says it is conducting an updated engineering review of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/SAE-to-reassess-safety-of-HFC-replacement_48537.html
January 3, 2013
Moss: Dialogue with EPA helped pare requirements. EPA has finalized its Chemical Manufacturing Area Sources (CMAS) rule, and changes made will give industry more certainty and narrow...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/EPA-finalizes-CMAS-rule-extends-compliance-date_48536.html
January 3, 2013
EPA says it is working on a “state of the science” paper to update its research on low-dose health effects for endocrine disruptors. The findings will provide information...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/EPA-proposes-assessment-review-model-for-endocrine_48535.html
December 20, 2012
ACC says its Chemical Activity Barometer (CAB) for December was flat sequentially from the prior month after four months of consecutive gains. The CAB grew 2.8% from its year-ago level...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/ACCs-December-CAB-flat-growth-expected-in-2013_48585.html
December 20, 2012
Saiden Chemical’s (Tokyo) acrylic emulsion polymers subsidiary in the United States has split off from its parent company in a buyout by local management. The new company will be...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/Acrylic-emulsions-maker-splits-off-from-Saiden-Chemical_48586.html
December 20, 2012
Solvay says it will restructure its worldwide soda-ash production capacities, including an increase in US production. Solvay plans to adjust operations in southern Europe and...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/Solvay-to-rebalance-soda-ash-capacities-expand-at-Green-River_48587.html
December 14, 2012
Researchers reviewing data sets compiled by the US National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) say in a recent study that they have been unable to establish a link...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/Study-questions-methods-used-to-link-BPA-to-heart-disease_48349.html
December 14, 2012
Soy struggles: Monsanto wins round in patent-term dispute. The Court of Justice of the State of Mato Grosso, in Brazil’s largest soybean-growing state, has ruled that Monsanto...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/Monsanto-resumes-collection-of-RR-soybean-royalties-in-Brazil_48350.html
December 14, 2012
Yara International (Oslo) has entered into an agreement to acquire Bunge’s fertilizer retail business in Brazil. The proposed transaction is valued at $750 million and will be...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/Yara-to-buy-Bunges-Brazil-fertilizer-business_48351.html
December 14, 2012
NO MERCURY: The membrane-cell unit at PPG’s Lake Charles chlor-alkali complex was installed in 2007. PPG Industries shut down its Lake Charles, LA, chlor-alkali complex on 28...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/PPGs-Lake-Charles-chlor-alkali-up-but-at-reduced-rates-after-outage_48376.html
December 14, 2012
Albemarle is expanding its specialty chemical facility at Orangeburg, SC—a $65-million investment, the company says. Separately, the company has completed an expansion at its Tyrone...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/Albemarle-expands-at-South-Carolina-Pennsylvania-sites_48368.html
December 14, 2012
freeport: New Texas cracker expected to start in 2017. Dow Chemical says that cost reductions and capital spending curtailments will keep the company on track to meet a near-term...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/Dow-adjusts-strategy-toslow-growth-world_48369.html
December 14, 2012
3M says it is expanding production capacity at its Decatur, AL, site for polymers used to produce fluoroelastomers and polymer processing additives. Plans include upgraded equipment...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/3M-invests-in-Decatur-site-for-fluoroelastomers_48370.html
December 14, 2012
Private equity firms Uni-World Capital (New York) and Brightwood Capital Advisors (New York) have acquired phosgene maker VanDeMark Chemical (Lockport, NY) from Buckingham Capital (New...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/VanDeMark-Chemical-changes-private-equity-owners_48371.html
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